tv [untitled] October 30, 2012 9:00am-9:30am EDT
brain bans all gatherings intensifying crackdowns on anti-government protests as clashes with police riots. deadly superstorm sandy deals a blow to the u.s. election campaign but both obama and romney suspending campaigns with fears it could cost a vital voters. and britain set for a clash over cash in funding the e.u. while struggling members italy and spain insist they don't need handouts.
though welcome to you are to where we are on screen and you can also catch us on line at r.t. dot com on karen terrill she with you today now bahraini authorities have banned all mass public gatherings as clashes between police and protesters it's the second such attempt to quash the anti regime demonstrations since the state of emergency was declared in march of two thousand and eleven the government says the anti-monarchy protesters are abusing their right to freedom of speech and threaten national unity there are almost daily clashes with police using tear gas and trapper bullets around eighty people have been built since the onerous began nearly two years ago human rights groups have been rounded on the brutal crackdowns on campaigners calling for more rights jobs and education political analyst rerum chelios says the kingdom is getting away with committing crimes against humanity. result dual martial law tactics that have been practiced before it's an attempt to
completely squelch or squash people's uprising in front of our indian we call the unfinished segment of the arab spring which has never been allowed to even throw or so. in there's been a conservative powers in the region as well as the improver student church and the and the western patrons of tried to completely demolish the voice of the people whom you have barely hear of employ in the us about human rights abuses in marine so here you have a two year mismatch between america's our ideals of disposing universal human rights and the reality on the ground where human rights are selectively being enforced and are we used to block the regimes for political or not give you money what you have is a regional center which is not allowing free expression and then why is for example city of such a hodgepodge and remarked this is the origin of the sin of the whole arab spring narrative and we're not been able to overcome these double standards just because what reinforce the fifth fleet of the us navy does not entitle it to be so brutal
and repressive and get a three week range against humanity which are happening. in cast caused by a super storm sandy have had the race for the white house hard while severe weather means there everything from floods to fires in america's northeast at least sixteen people were killed across the country millions were hit by a blackout parts of new york after a large explosion at a power plant president obama has declared the city a disaster zone and both obama and his republican challenger mitt romney have suspended their election campaigns they started could head obama's chances as it might make voting in the traditionally democratic state of new york a difficult u.s. political activist tom hayden says sandy could fuel an electoral crisis. it's destroying the legitimacy of the election potentially on the east coast early voting is being wiped out in these cities and states the voting of the
elderly on the election day the voting of the poor on election day the voting of new yorkers on election day is likely to be diminished through no fault of their own and that will affect the outcome of the election but at the same time it's extremely possible to manipulate the computers so if it's a close election it will be protested and contested as illegitimate for days and days and into the future just as the election between gore and bush. was seen by most americans as stolen that could happen again so we are in for a an electoral crisis i think of a very very profound nature and you can get live updates on superstorm sandy at our com plus our coverage of the presidential race counts down to election day as we take on what the other channels ignore watch the final round of debates between the
third party candidates right here on our team next monday. governor romney and i we both agree we agree we have to bring the tax rates down i felt the same as the president did governor romney i'm glad. you agree let's come back to something the president i agree on and the do you agree that the voters have a choice absence of you wondering who to vote for when romney and obama agree on so many things never you do have other options come november sixth tuned in to see the second round of debates between the major third party candidates right here on our t.v. . a battle over funding for the e.u. is brewing in the u.k. parliament conservative backbenchers are leading a rebellion calling for the cash flow to be cut while prime minister david cameron faces pressure from brussels to increase the u.k.'s contribution in line with inflation or to surf or explains. prime minister david cameron says he going to be feeling the pressure this is a rebel motion this being tabled by the tury backbenches and it's going to be in
the commons tomorrow and it's certainly as he said going to put david cameron under pressure they're calling for a real turn cuts to the budget between twenty fourteen and twenty twenty now if the wanted spending to rise by about five percent downing street is that the prime minister supports the rise in line with inflation about two percent but as you can see a real difference is sentiment amongst his own party now he's going to be meeting with the european leaders in brussels in a couple of weeks time negotiations are going to start we've seen labor jumping on the back of this as well if the conservative motion as they will it won't be binding on the prime minister but it would certainly put him under a lot of stress whilst those negotiations are going on in brussels it could also maybe see have used his veto. with the european leaders and you know germany in particular has been trying to sort of fresh out this compromise this i think going
to be putting him under a lot of pressure while an interesting time for britain when it comes to the question of the membership i say no the point in the history of on them because it has prisoners place in the being so owns a question this certainly being arises and c.e. feeling austerity measure is a very much affecting people we spoke recently to the former conservative chancellor who also he was telling us that there really has been a very significant rise in anti feeling and with good reason the public feel you that there are whole lot of pretty restrictions which come to us from europe or european law which we can't change which you have to go along with even though we ourselves do do agree with them because see the the single currency is a mystery your european economy is a mess and doing before. it is dog particularly inspirational but there's a big question though where are the year at this thing millions going you know all
this money going to all these projects and still you know people are facing very very severe a thirty measure is what people are going to be looking for ahead of david cameron going to these negotiations next month and certainly with this rift that we think it is part of a wider rift in the government people want to see leadership here from david cameron and they don't want it to come from brussels they want it to come from their prime minister. talking in their national interest not in your interest money matters are also dividing struggling european nations despite markets here spain and italy are denying claims they'll be seeking a there any time soon the leaders of both countries are at pains to stress that requesting a bailout is not in the interests of their own people who have been vocal in their anger over punishing budget cuts but investment advisor patrick young says it's a pledge they might not be able to keep we've got the italian and spanish leaders who obviously don't read their own newspapers i mean just to give an example last week the spanish said they would launch an eighteen billion euro from to be allowed
the regions by today can touch the ninth region had cleaned their little share of the pile and they've already therefore got commitments for seventeen point six billion amount to nine regions of space and there are lots of other regions that are bankrupt to go certainly should be in desperately need to be enlarged we'll be lucky to see if i want to run hollywood good on history as the man who ultimately signed for your route through an unbelievable pig headed obstinacy when he simply refused to appreciate the fact that he'd let his country slip backwards and alternately the spanish economy at the moment is going towards where it was about nine hundred seventy two when franco was still alive and well. europe's bankers can have a worse reputation right now so how do you go too far alternative. welcome to the one man bank it's called dave and he's earning interest in the u.k. for his novel scheme we meet him in a few minutes. plus when the west bolster its rivals in the arab world why it's more likely to leave a trail of destruction than blaze
a trail for democracy the details just ahead. horses and bayonets big bird these are the words of internet legend from the two thousand and twelve presidential debates when a candidate says something dog or odd to so much fun to make silly pictures like these on the internet whoa whoa he but the problem is that the person who wins the bait is the one who makes the best argument not he who doesn't make a verbal slip ups people react to these debates like schoolgirls picking prom queen or rummy talked about big bird who howard dean screamed yeah gaffes don't matter that much it matters if the idea is the candidates present are effective or not but
more importantly it matters if they will actually do them if a future kids a proposed a brilliant economic plan that could save america but instead of saying pennies let the word penis slip or gossip celebrity culture would make him lose the election for sure his opponent's army of photoshop or sort of hundreds of copper fellas is drawn all over the internet by the next day a schoolgirl attitude towards politics won't do anything except make fun internet memes but that's just my opinion. i. thank.
well. technology innovation all the developments around russia we've got the future covered. welcome back to our team live from moscow and karen terrill cheney well in muslim party in belgium says it's preparing to campaign for setting up an islamic state there two candidates from the newly established islam party won seats in a recent you know spoil lection let's discuss this now is philip clark's belgian your m.p. thank you so much mr class for joining r.c. now the party plans to run belgium's national election in two years' time what do you make of their achievements thus far. well of course it's very worrying to see
what's happening now we see people from it with an islamic background for me there are political parties now and you know introduction of sharia law in an islamic state in belgium we've always predicted this but. mostly people mainly supported the socialist parties and other leftist parties but now they feel apparently confident enough to make their own policy and to make there are the indications this is something really worrying i think that you know many belgium cities including brussels have neighborhoods with mainly muslim populations i don't you think it's only natural for those people to want their representatives to be in power. well. first of all that the people who come into our country and i'm not talking about just tell. but any other country in the european union people coming into the e.u.
should adapt to a set of values i think should respect the separation of the church and the state should be in favor of equality of men and women in favor of the rule of law of freedom of expression. see that people don't accept this and good to be candidates in elections that i think that there's a big problem and there's also a big problem with the fact that people who don't even have a nationality are allowed to vote for local elections in belgium and i think this should change and first of all also we should put a stop to this mass immigration of people coming from outside europe and from mainly islamic countries people who cannot and will not adapt to our way of living in western europe at mr class might we see a rise in anti muslim sentiment and hate crime not only in belgium as well as elsewhere in europe. well it's only natural thing that many people are worried by
the current. you know evolution and people are worried if they see you know elected people in brussels now but it will undoubtedly come in other local places as well when these people you know openly call for the settling of the settlement of an islamic state you know we are in western new and many people don't feel at home in a city where such people are winning elections and you could say ok it's only one seat in two different tones in brussels but i'm sure this is only the start of something that will only. gain in importance and never briefly are separatist candidate was elected the mayor and in an election earlier this month many see it as a step towards the independence or. the dutch speaking region of flanders how likely is that do you think. the world of flemish public opinion is getting you know
fed up with the current situation in belgium where we see that it's has become completely impossible to agree on any major political issue between flemings and lubes the actual federal government doesn't even have a majority on the flemish side in the flemish politics and this belgium government doesn't have any democratic legitimacy in flanders we wake up the majority of the population of belgium but we are not even democratically represented within this federal government because this government is dominated by the french speaking socialist party and flanders voted for completely something completely different thoughts and analysis from belgian your m.p. fellow class life from brussels think. banking malpractise excessive risk taking on bonuses paid for out of taxpayer bailouts it's little wonder that people's patience
with their banks has run out but if not the global financial giants where do you interest your hard earned cash smith meets one british man who thinks he's got the answer. hello thank you. for going up thank you did fish week is a cheeky northern charmer he made his fortune selling minibuses in his hometown as burnley but instead of fancy holidays and expensive cars when the credit crisis hit dave wanted to give something back so he decided to open a bank this late two thousand and eight early two thousand and nine my many customers are coming along to me to get funded for their bosses as they have done for the last fifteen years but overnight that just stopped the banks just stop led to the to the customers and i'm thinking how they've done something wrong have they made a mistake of that up at the gas bill electric bill or form bill you know it's not the people that are the problem it's the bad. thanks i have a problem try thought outland of them so that's what i did bank on dave he says
although thanks to extensive red tape he's not actually allowed to call himself a bank and he's keen to differentiate himself from banks in other ways too he offers five percent on savings and he lends that money out to his local community and no bonuses and the profits go to charity. but there just isn't a date in every town more's the pity so his isn't a model which could be rolled out nationwide in its current form but financial experts say lessons can be learnt for a healthier banking system one point is clear and this is a point that the bank makes in a way is that banking has just moved too far away from its roots and its basic need to understand to saving with. these. highly leveraged sticky. dates ultimate goal is to bring banking back to its
roots no more faceless conglomerates where computers and mavericks make the decisions and the one percent pockets unimaginable bonuses instead local banks the local people run by the community to benefit the community it's not a new idea in fact it's how banking used to be before the megabucks and mega banks stepped in and dave still ticking to get some political support you have to take save us money and invest in real productive activity to take responsibility for doing it which is not currently works in his comic kind of crazy way showing the way to a better banking system which is responsible. in touch with entrepreneurship which actually could be the basis for going forward there's certainly got to be some way forwards. it's wave after wave of scandal hits the financial sector banking on dave
and others like him looks more and more attractive one of the sayings i use a lot of people who rob banks go to person banks who real people get paid bonuses that has to stop laura smith r.t. birmingham. there are plans for a london venue with a ten thousand strong house setting but it's not for a theater or for a mosque it would be four times the size of st paul's cathedral with the locals including muslims fearing it's designed to be a hotbed of extremism we report online. plus a major withdrawal by swiss banking giant u.b.s. it's axing thousands of jobs as it pulls out of the risky investments that seen its debts explode. with renewed fighting syria's failed temporary truce shows it's a country that's far from solving its crisis while keeping its neighbors on the edge but to see what happens after western driven regime change look no further than libya where fear of violence still struck the streets a year after what was supposed to be its democrat ization as policy reports syria
could soon be next. things have gone from bad to worse in a region powered by the hope of change not so long ago in libya one year after the revolution that gas shells and artillery reportedly be used against peaceful civilians lebanon is on the brink of civil war and syria is already fighting one idiot there is a process of another reformatting of the geo political map of the middle east when various players try to secure their political position we consider this counterproductive such measures imposed from outside can never gave a stable long term result. countries in ruins tens of thousands killed and hundreds of thousands maybe fiji's but western nations it seems are still not ready to stop we are going to do everything we can to make sure that we are helping the opposition and to further pressure and isolate the regime seeing syria remove assad
is a very high priority for us and it's not mere lip service washington and its european allies are assisting the rebels to get rid of assad going i'm sure of one thing the syrian regime will never find its place among. the community of nations it has no future among us that is why france will recognize a provisional government representing the new free syria once it's been formed for me but if assad goes it's almost going to read that the carnage will continue. bhatia assad protects minorities including the christians that have lived in syria for hundreds of years even the strictest estimates of the situation received from a west european partners say is that at least one third of the population still back assad regarding him is a person destined not to let syria turn into a country impossible for minorities to live in. and no more than ever syria's instability threatens the security of neighboring lebanon where here too the u.s.
is made to kill it supports a new government it was a false hope that the lebanese intelligence officer was killed that murder prompted widespread condemnation and of course for the international community to stay out of domestic affairs a message the international community would do well to heed a phony to prevent the region from forming into for the chaos today we're seeing the a western and g.c.c. led counter revolution while at the same time on one hand the west is is proclaiming some kind of backing of people you know rights to self-determination through this arab spring and actually what they're doing is unwinding it for them in countries like bahrain in yemen in countries like libya and in syria where the west has acts of ways thought to foment rebellion and force regime to paint a reality far from the minds of those who once championed the arab spring and what
it could bring. beirut. time now for more stories from around the world this hour two nato soldiers have been shot dead by a man wearing a local police uniform in a. ghana stands helmand province both victims are believed to be british nationals the so-called green on blue attacks are classified as an act of terror by the local government they have claimed the lives of fifty six nato soldiers this year undermining the trust between local and coalition forces. police not by rubber bullets tear gas and stun grenades that sacked protesting miners in south africa have been offered their jobs back but are refusing until they are paid to plans are met workers barricaded roads in johannesburg and allegedly set fire to remind our station south africa's mining industry has been plagued by us for months killing a huge blow to the heart of the. way the authorities have arrested a prominent opposition figure following
a news conference at his house. about iraq was detained over his criticism of the gulf states ruler which in the country is considered unconstitutional the activists lashed out over a controversial changeable of torah law ahead of the december parliamentary poll that comes days before a planned mass rally against the reform. plan to check in on business with dimitri so what is this i hear about gazprom heading east well now working on a huge project to deliver gas to asia and investors apparently not very happy at least in the short term about it because it's quite expensive now the m.g. major will spend around thirty eight billion dollars to build a pipeline the country's far east now further that money will be spent on development of a gas field in the sahara republic where the link will take it starts thirty two hundred kilometer pipelines are expected to be ready in five years gazprom also plans to set up a little five natural gas production plant in the region by twenty eight c. but he says the far east capacities will allow it to set up gas supplies to the
asia pacific equal to current european ones or even bigger. so you know what's happening on the markets well the market in general is going a bit down over the my six declining of the us. then this in the back of still world prices stocks like gazprom for example are down more than two percent stake look at some of the main movers on the m i six it's indeed down more than two percent two and a quarter to be exact there we are in the middle and this is because basically investors are worried that another forty eight billion dollar project that's not a very expensive nord stream pipeline which is also said to get its virgin full flight now these big projects will of course cut into dividends of the company and the verses are not happy about that rosneft on the other hand is up more than one percent this hour this is on the back of news that b.p. which rosneft is buying out is now in negotiations with rosneft to sell its stake
in the in a venezuelan oil company enters burbank the most active stock on the market is down pretty much a month. over in europe we are seeing the footsie and the dax putting on around one percent u.s. markets as you may know are closed today because of say clone sandy which is already expected to cause around fifty five billion dollars worth of damages on consensus forecasts and but europe is growing because companies like b.p. and u.b.s. have been talking about their profits forecasts they have been beating expectations and on the currencies markets to see what's happening there the euro is gaining against the dollar and that's as the prime minister of greece tony samaras has said that it's finished to go see actions with the troika on the new bailout basically terms. all right next up russia has launched the privatization process of its
biggest seaport and c.s.p. the state has started talks with possible investors intending to sell the whole twenty percent owns in the stake is currently estimated three hundred fifty million dollars expected to be offered in both moscow and london in early november. right after the break spotlight goes green with a nobel prize winning guest who's got some innovative ways of protecting the environment. a sacred place rising out of the waters of the lake the lawn ministry is home to one hundred fifty orthodox monks mostly younger than thirty five and they've come from many different places and backgrounds to live in isolation here spiritual life it takes up many hours on the road to becoming a monk requires both hard work and religious tele cation. alexei
wants to become and herds cattle as part of this preparation. however these beasts get a musical company. they can remember sound sequences you know they react to the sound signals the flutes the herders had in the old days they needed them it wasn't just a fun thing but these meadows didn't come naturally the current decades of composting to bring the soil up to farming standard this island is mostly rock. the soil here is very thin on the monks can't just get more of it because they're surrounded by the lake so they have to work very hard in order to provide whatever food they need. they grow their own crops farm their own fish and repair their own churches but the central purpose of alarm has always been religious the main ministry is surrounded by smaller priories spread through the many archipelago the monks here know there exists.